This was my first purchase from JBW, and I am extremely happy with both the customer service and the yarn! Not only were they fast and helpful when answering my questions, but I received the yarn today Monday after only ordering it last Thursday! And I live on the East coast.
As for the yarn itself, I absolutely love it! I haven't started knitting with it yt, but after seeing it in Joelle Hoverson's More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts Big Lacy Scarf pattern, I knew I had to buy some. The color is very true to the website, although it does pick up more aquamarine highlights in person, giving it a nice turquoise quality. The yarn is soft and VERY light, considering that it's super bulky weight. I'm very excited to begin working with it, and I know I'll be ordering from JBW again!
I love making things out of this yarn because it works up so fast. Beautiful colors - everything from heathers to neons. Great beginner yarn! I prefer to knit it on Addi turbos - this yarn doesn't flow as smoothly on wood. I don't like metal needles usually but I think they're really needed on this yarn.
I've made two Teva Durham capelets with Magnum. It's a big heavy looking capelet, but with Magnum it feels light and soft, and can sit comfortably directly on a long-sleeved dress or pullover. the colors are subtle and muted, the quality of the yarn high, and shows good stitch definition. Only downside is some "featheriness", so I don't think it's good for elaborate stitches. Excellent solid color choices and quality for this yarn weight. Similar to Sirdar Big Softie.
I was hoping to knit a scarf with this yarn but have started 3-4 times and find it is like knitting with rope. I am not a beginning knitter but I am not experienced with knitting with this thickness of yarn. Not sure what I will do with it at this point. But i sure do love the color.